Westville

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Westville is a borough in Gloucester CountyNew Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 4,288,[10][11][12] reflecting a decline of 212 (-4.7%) from the 4,500 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 73 (-1.6%) from the 4,573 counted in the 1990 Census.[21] The Borough of Westville is known as “The Gateway to South Jersey!”[22]

Westville was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 7, 1914, from portions of Deptford Township and West Deptford Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 28, 1914. The borough was reincorporated on March 8, 1924.[23][24] Legislation had been passed in 1900 to create Westville, but it had to have a majority vote in favor of the new municipality in both Deptford and West Deptford.[25]The borough was named for Thomas West, who built a home in the area in 1775 that still stands.[26][27][28]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.378 square miles (3.568 km2), including 1.024 square miles (2.652 km2) of land and 0.354 square miles (0.916 km2) of water (25.66%).[2][3]

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Newbold, South Westville, Business District, Victoria, and Gardner Tract. .[29]

The borough borders Deptford TownshipWest Deptford Township, and Camden County.